While the fury of Cyclone Mocha is increasing, heavy winds have started blowing in the Mid-East Bay of Bangladesh and its surrounding areas. Rain has started in the coastal areas of Bangladesh. According to Bangladeshi media, an island of Bangladesh will be submerged in water as the cyclone becomes more dangerous. However this will be temporary and after some time the water will recede from the island. The cyclone is also likely to affect the Rohingya refugee camps near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. Due to which 5 lakh people have migrated from here.
Rain has started in the coastal areas of Bangladesh. Moka is wreaking havoc here. Due to which many areas of Myanmar are also receiving heavy rains. According to BBC, the wind is blowing here at a speed of 195 km per hour. Which can reach up to 250 km per hour. According to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department, Moka could be the most powerful storm to hit the country in the last 2 decades.
Bangladeshi officials said that ‘no infrastructure has been developed on the island of St Martin’ in Bangladesh. As the storm rages, the impact will cause water to rise on one side of the island of St. Martin and out the other. Due to this, the island of St. Martin will be submerged for some time. The Bangladesh Meteorological Department says the center of the cyclone is Myanmar. Which will also affect the coke market of Bangladesh.
Cyclone Moka will bring strong winds to the mid-east bay of Bangladesh and its surrounding areas. Wind speed can be up to 210 km per hour. An alert has been issued in coastal areas. It includes areas like Chattogram, Fani, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Chandpur, Barishal, Putuakhali, Jhalkathi, Pirojpur, Barguna and Bhola.
Moka may also affect the Rohingya refugee camp located on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. About 8 lakh Rohingyas live in this refugee camp. However, 5 lakh people have been shifted to safe place a day before. The WHO, on the other hand, said it was preparing to send 33 mobile medical teams, 40 ambulances as well as emergency surgery and cholera kits to the refugee camps.